Finale

Hi it’s me I’m back. 2013 is almost over and you may have noticed I took a hiatus from blogging. No worries all is well! I’ve been producing, arranging, and, playing trombone in addition to all the usual things people do with their lives. I’ve got some Sibelius posts planned and also posts about some […]

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In my last blog post, I talked about learning the keyboard shortcuts built into Sibelius and how this can boost your productivity.  In this post I’ll walk you through setting up your own user defined keyboard shortcuts in Sibelius.  But before you charge into setting up all those shortcuts it helps to have a plan.  Let’s look […]

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Surprisingly, I run into many Sibelius users who are under the impression that once you upgrade to Sibelius 7 you can’t exchange scores with someone using Sibelius 6. You can in fact, exchange scores seamlessly. And thanks to a new addition to Sibelius 7 you can easily exchange scores with Finale users too. As well, there […]

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Have you ever had a problem, then you find the solution and the next thing the sound you utter resembles Homer Simpson saying, “D’oh!” ?  Discovering this little tip was exactly one of those moments for me. Sometimes it pays to know the basics of your operating system! For years, I’ve been printing PDFs of […]

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The great majority of charts I deliver to clients are now attached to an email and sent as PDFs.  No more running to FEDEX and scrambling to get the charts there the next morning.  Charts can instantly be sent anywhere in the world.  This is especially handy for some of my clients, as the PDFs […]

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This post is part 2 in my series of posts translating Sibelius 6 for Finale users. Remember I’m using Finale 2010 as Finale version of reference for these posts. Since Finale bases many of the elements of notation on the Tool menu, that seems like a good place to start.   Let’s go through some […]

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Many composers, arrangers, orchestrators and music prep professionals who are long time Finale users are finding that if pays to be fluent in Sibelius as well.  Both programs give you excellent professional output and both are being widely used. In my consulting work with clients and colleagues, I’ve developed a few tips and techniques that […]

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Thanks to Doug Roberts and Dave McKay of Roberts Creative Systems for inviting me to speak at the Nashville Sibelius User Group meeting. And thank you to all who attended for making me feel so welcome. We covered a lot of ground in Sibelius as well as related software and music notation topics. And if I’m […]

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